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Retour sur notre première Yuri’s Night / Back to our first Yuri’s Night

SpaceUp France a organisé, le 12 avril dernier, avec Génération Airbus, la première Yuri’s Night à Toulouse en hommage à Yuri Gagarine, le premier homme dans l’espace, le 12 avril 1961. Cet événement festif a eu lieu en centre-ville, le Connexion Live ayant mis gracieusement sa salle à disposition. Grâce […]


Our last guest : Léopold Eyharts, ESA astronaut

Last but not least, here is our fourth guest… Léopold Eyharts! Léopold Eyharts is a French ESA astronaut. He is French test pilot, and was selected by CNES (the French space agency,)  in 1990 to become an astronaut. After a training in Russia, he participated in the French-Russian mission Pegase […]


We have the support from… ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) is an intergovernmental organisation, established in 1975 with 10 founding member states : Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Today gathering 22 member states, everyday ESA faces the challenge of inter-cultural and international cooperation with a great […]


Third but not least – Another VIP: Jean-Jacques Dordain

Jean-Jacques DORDAIN was director of the European Space Agency from 2003 to August 2015, when he was succeeded by Jan Wörner. He graduated from the French École Centrale de Paris and started his career as scientist at ONERA, the French aerospace lab. He worked first in the field of propulsion […]


French astronaut Léopold Eyharts at SpaceUp Toulouse!

We’re delighted to announce that French astronaut Léopold Eyharts will join us at Cité de l’espace on September 20th! Leopold Eyharts’ first flight to space was a Franco-Russian mission called Pegase to the Russian Mir Space Station (29 January to 19 February 1998). Léopold Eyharts then performed various French experiments in […]


L'astronaute de l'ESA Thomas Pesquet

Thomas Pesquet will blast off from Baikonour in 2016!

Ten months ago, we ended SpaceUp Paris by a surprise Skype call from Thomas Pesquet – ESA astronaut of french origin – calling us from Houston, USA. Surprise call for the participants, of course, to whom we had tried very hard not to tell. To paraphrase famous words from Mission Control, […]


Introducing our main sponsor… ESA

The SpaceUp Paris organising team would like to especially thank the European Space Agency for hosting the event and being the most important contributor! The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. ESA is an intergovernmental organisation, created in 1975, with the mission to shape the development of […]


Introducing Gaia, ESA’s next astronometry mission

We’re very pleased to have two SpaceUp participants working on the Gaia project, ESA’s astronometry mission launching mid-september. Isabelle is french, works for Astrium and is responsible for quality insurance for the Gaia spacecraft assembly and tests phases in Toulouse. Torgeir is norwegian (he’s our only norwegian participant!) and will explain […]


French astronaut Léopold Eyharts at SpaceUpParis!

French astronaut Léopold Eyharts will also join us at the SpaceUpParis event, taking place on Saturday May 25th at ESA Headquarters. Leopold Eyharts’ first flight to space was a Franco-Russian mission called Pegase to the Russian Mir Space Station (29 January to 19 February 1998). Léopold Eyharts then performed various French […]